TP MI Weekend Info

The True Pursuit Weekend is a four-day adventure/journey designed to help a man recover his masculine heart. In the book of Proverbs Solomon told every one of us that we are to “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of your life.” Everything we are and do flow from our hearts. If we are honest, most men know very little about guarding our hearts. Heck, most of us pay more attention to the oil level in our cars than we do our hearts. The world that we live in has declared war against the masculine heart. The result is that our hearts have been diminished, stolen, or more accurately, surrendered. The True Pursuit weekend is designed to help a man on his journey to recover his heart.

The True Pursuit team has worked hard to create a weekend that is unlike the typical men’s retreat that most of us are familiar with…you are welcome. The True Pursuit message is a hard-hitting, honest, no BS message that comes directly out of the TP teams own journey in recovering our true hearts. Over the years we have fought to keep the core message of Wild at Heart by John Eldredge as the foundation, because it is the message that has changed each one of our own lives. As the result of offering the TP message over the past 10 years, and the teams own stories of transformation it makes our message unique and refreshing.

Through great teaching, personal stories, movies, and scheduled times of reflection, each man that attends will have the opportunity (and space) to take an honest look at his life, and the many set-backs and wounds that have shaped his life, and makes him who he is today. What we have discovered through our own inward journey, is that we all need the safe space to invite breakthrough, healing and restoration into our daily lives. The True Pursuit Weekend is a great place to either start your journey, or to pick up where you have left off in the past.

Our next True Pursuit Weekend will be this May 4-7, 2017

Download this Printable Weekend Brochure

The price of the Weekend is $320 through April 10th; the price goes up to $350 on April 11th. The registration fee includes all meals and activities for the entire weekend. There are a few activities that the camp offers that are available for an additional fee…such as climbing wall, ropes course, paint-ball, and archery battles. Register Now

The True Pursuit Weekend is open to all men 18 and older. The weekend is especially for men who are overwhelmed with the craziness of life, feeling pinned down by shame, convinced that they are the only one with a particular struggle, and want/need an opportunity to escape all of the distractions for a few days. For men that desire to be in an environment where they can actually hear from God, and a chance to recover what has been stolen from them.

(This is not a father and son retreat. Although many men have come with their sons, it is recommended that you both read the book Wild at Heart and discuss it before coming to the weekend.)

Check in is from 4:30 to 5:30 pm on Thursday May 4th, followed by dinner at 6:00 pm. The weekend concludes on Sunday May 7th at Noon. Men are strongly encouraged to come for the entire event.

The True Pursuit Weekend will be held at Michendoh Conference Center, 4545 E. Bacon Rd
Hillsdale, MI 49242…click HERE for more information about MCC.

The Boss (Bruce Springsteen of course) said that “everybody has a hungry heart” and I totally agree. As a matter of fact, I believe God made every one of His image bearers with a hungry heart, that hungers after truth and life and healing and restoration. Wherever you are in your journey…if you come to the weekend with a hunger, you will not be disappointed. We highly recommend bringing whatever helps you in your times alone with God. Bring weather appropriate casual clothing (average high: 69 F, Low 47 F) – Toiletries, ear plugs, yadda, yadda…pillows, towels, and bedding are provided by the camp.


Some of the activities that will be available to you on the weekend are…skeet shooting, disc-golf, INDOOR GYM, exploring the camp’s 250+ acres, canoeing, fishing, or just sitting relaxing with a good book or having a conversation with a friend.

The camp also offers a few other activities like Paint-ball, High Ropes Course, and Archery Battle for an additional fee.

If you would like to attend the 2017 True Pursuit Weekend but can’t swing it financially, please email us at for more information.

Full payment is required at the time of registration. You may cancel your registration and receive a refund of your registration fee within 14 days of the event, however, you will be charged a $30.00 handling fee upon cancellation. In the event that you cancel your registration inside of 14 days of the event, you will forfeit the entire registration. Your registration is transferable so if you cannot attend we encourage you to send another man in your place. Please contact us at to make arrangements.

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